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JEATH War Museum

Wat Chai Chumphon (Wat Tai) | Ban Tai Subdistrict, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
+66 34 511 263
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good21%
  • Average35%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible14%
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“small museum” (20 reviews)
“thai history” (7 reviews)
“pow camp” (6 reviews)
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Wat Chai Chumphon (Wat Tai) | Ban Tai Subdistrict, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
+66 34 511 263
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lot to see but the place is a bit shabby. Plenty of exhibits but they all look like they could do with a good clean. There are a mixture of war items and stuff dealing with Thai culture. It's worth spending an hour there.

Thank Glenn C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure about this museum - very, very bizarre. Whilst some of the exhibits are interesting there are many aspects of the museum that leave you wondering about their relevance. Not sure if I can recommend this as a worthwhile place to visit

Thank Huw T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a joke - yes they have an actual WWII Japanese locomotive located in the foyer area, but the rest of the the place is a mish-mash of various unrelated items or those masquerading as war relics including: - a Chinese temple /...More

Thank kepsimax
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I'm shocked to see that reviews here are completely mixed up, confusing the JEATH War Museum with the Art Gallery & War Museum that's closely located to the bridge. They are NOT the same!! Yes, the latter has a sign incorrectly saying JEATH but the...More

Thank JanaC_free2017
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

For me this was not worth visiting... old and dusty... the locomotive at the entrance is about to fall apart ...

Thank jacquelinem449
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Despite its age and condition this museum has a lot of memorabilia depicting different parts of the war. I found the artefact and items interesting. It is a shame that more money could not be injected to upgrade the museum as it is a big...More

Thank MalDann
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

The museum is in 3 parts Part 1 you cannot take photos in as it is a bamboo structure that simulates the sleeping area of the POW's with photographs and paintings. Part 2 is memorabilia from spoons to uniforms, rifles and bombs. Part 3 is...More

Thank Richard221115
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

I found this too be a good museum despite other reviews and being warey of this. It is a Thai war museum dedicated primarily to the Allies and Japanese with a very large collection of artefacts. Yea this is not a beautiful museum that runs...More

Thank alexF2729GD
Reviewed 24 April 2017

A very odd jumble of things and a bit dilapidated but you can get a very good view of the bridge from inside and one or two of the objects are quite interesting.

Thank Stuart H
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

We stayed for a short time but it was a nice addition to the bridge. The displays were tired but was something to do in sleepy Kanchanaburi, away from the Songkran madness.

Thank sazzers
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There is a large white signboard outside the JEATH museum and adjacent to the railway and bridge that gives a bit of history. I wasn't able to read it when our train paused momentarily at that location; does anyone have a photo of the signboard that would allow me to read what it has to say?
2 January 2017|
Response from Michael H | Reviewed this property |
As far as I recall, the sign gave no more information than can be gained from reading about the bridge on the Internet.